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New Restaurant Ready to Open

The opening of the much-anticipated Jose Jalapenos restaurant at 503 Henry Clay in Ashland is slated for this week – Wednesday or Thursday, according to workers at the restaurant. The restaurant will be the second Jose Jalapenos for owner Jose Luis and his family. The Columbia location, which opened in 2013, is located at Highway

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First shot of winter makes commute hazardous

More than 200 crashes in Boone County, none in Ashland A light drizzle that started mid-morning on Friday turned Boone County roads into an ice rink, leaving dozens of motorists stranded and more than 200 crashes in the county. The light rain was unexpected and unseen by many. Most schools around the county did not

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Holiday closings and changes won’t include trash

Banks and government offices around Boone County will be closed Dec. 26 for the Christmas holiday, however, trash pickup will not change. City Administrator Lyn Woolford said Monday that trash service will be on its normal schedule with no holiday changes. “In fact, they will be here twice on Monday, Dec. 26 to empty the

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P&Z approves new building codes

In a brief meeting last Tuesday, the Ashland Planning and Zoning board approved the Boone County building code. The county uses a version of the International Building Codes of 2012. The City of Ashland currently uses the 2006 International Building Code. P&Z chair Ernie Wren said the 20-minute meeting included the public hearing – at

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County Property Tax due Dec. 31

Brian McCollum, Boone County Collector of Revenue, is reminding Boone County taxpayers that the 2016 property taxes are due by midnight December 31, 2016. There are several options available to taxpayers to remit payments to the collector’s office: • County offices will be closed on Saturday, December 31, 2016. The last day to pay in

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Police Chief Warns of Scam

Ashland Police Chief Lyn Woolford is warning area residents about a telephone scam in Mid-Missouri. Woolford said in a press release that a president of the New Cambria area called the Ashland Police Department on Wednesday afternoon reporting that he had received a call from a person who identified himself as Scott Davis (or “Davison”)

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Origin of “explosion” still unknown

At just after 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, an explosion rattled windows and dishes throughout Southern Boone County. Two fire trucks were dispatched to Log Providence Road after a 911 call from a resident there. The fire fighters found…..nothing. There was plenty of speculation – many public Facebook pages were filled with theories and

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Fathers-Daughters dance the night away

  The Ashland Rainbow Girls hosted a festive holiday Father-Daughter Christmas Ball this past Friday.                   The daughters enjoyed dancing with their dads, games and refreshments were served.  

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Dave’s Drive is a holiday hit

Attorney Dave Bandre, his wife Ginger and Darlene Moore shivered in the Saturday morning cold as they sorted groceries, toiletries and other donated items, but the generosity of Southern Boone kept them warm. “We have so many people to thank,” Bandre’ said. “I have to credit and give thanks to Ginger, Darlene, Connor Bandre’ the

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School Board, City candidates file

Early candidates to file for office included Southern Boone County R-1 School Board members George Carney and Price Nichols. The two filed on Tuesday morning. Kevin Schupp is the other school board member who’s term is up this spring and Schupp, currently serving as vice president of the board, told the Journal he intended to

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